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TheShield#2 TheShield#2rude TheShield#2shaner TheShield#2torresTHE SHIELD #2
NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE!  “Daughter of the Revolution, Part 2” Running out of places to hide, the Shield discovers she is not without allies. Detective Nicole Simmons seems to know exactly who—and what—the Shield is, but with the enigmatic government agent Walter Chase closing the noose, the pair faces two difficult questions: why is the Shield back now… and whose side is she really on?

Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig
Art: Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick
The Shield #2 CVR A Reg: David Williams
The Shield #2 CVR B Variant: Steve Rude
The Shield #2 CVR C Variant: Evan Shaner
The Shield #2 CVR D Variant: Wilfredo Torres
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Archie#2ChaykinVar Archie#2HendersonVar Archie#2RenaudVar Archie#2RiveraVar Archie#2StaplesRegCvr Archie#2ZulloVarARCHIE #2

COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES CONTINUE THEIR REIMAGINING OF AN ICON! The new school year continues to bring with it daunting new challenges and interesting changes for the teens of Riverdale High. But there’s one thing that remains constant: Archie’s car is still a piece of garbage! With car problems comes money problems, which means that Archie’s on the hunt for a new job. Fortunately, a mysterious new building in Riverdale is offering some career opportunities for Archie and his friends. Who’s behind this new conglomerate and what are their intentions for Riverdale? Find out in the second issue of this all-new Archie series!
Script: Mark Waid

Art: Fiona Staples
Archie #2 CVR A Reg Cover: Fiona Staples
Archie #2 CVR B Variant: Howard Chaykin with Jesus Aburto

Archie #2 CVR C Variant: Erica Henderson

Archie #2 CVR D Variant: Paul Renaud

Archie #2 CVR E Variant: Paolo Rivera
Archie #2 CVR F Variant: Chrissie Zullo
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIEComDig#264ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #264
Archie, along with his furry friend Vegas and brainy buddy Dilton, are visiting Denny—a young, shy boy who Dilton has worked with to create his own website. Meanwhile, Vegas helps some shy, young friends of his own when he encounters some abandoned puppies left under a garbage dumpster in a rain storm. Can he find safety for these pups? How can Denny help? Find out in “Happiness is a Wagging Tail!” the heart-warming lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Alex Simmons

Art: Rex Lindsey
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/2
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

FunhouseComDig#17ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #17
Archie wants to do something special for Betty’s birthday, so he decides to bake her a cake—unfortunately, Archie’s never actually tried to bake a cake before! But how hard can it be? With his good pal Jughead by his side, he should be able to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. Providing, of course, that Jughead doesn’t eat everything before he even gets a chance to start baking! Will Archie give Betty the best birthday gift ever? Or is this plan a cake mistake? Find out in “Caketastrophe,” the fun lead story to this comics double digest!
Script: Francis Bonnet
Art:  Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/26
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

SpotlightARCHIE GIANT COMICS SPOTLIGHT (TR)

We’re shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest stories Archie has to offer in this newest installment of our Giant series! This fun-packed, laugh-a-minute volume collects 480 pages of the wild humor and teenage tomfoolery that have made Archie comic stories popular for over 70 years!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-62738-991-4
$7.99/$8.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
480 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/9

B&V#277 B&V#277varBETTY & VERONICA #277
This is it, the final leg of Betty & Veronica’s trip around the world! The BFFs are happy to be back to their old selves in The City of Light—Paris! The girls are enjoying the fine foods and even finer looking gentlemen of France—but what they’d really like is to be back in their hometown! Meanwhile, back in Riverdale there’s a new love triangle brewing between foreign exchange student Banni, Dilton and… Jughead?!! Will Betty and Veronica return to their old routines and familiar faces once their trip is over, or will nothing ever be the same again? You won’t want to miss a minute of this exciting conclusion to “Farewell, Betty & Veronica”!

Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent
Betty & Veronica #277 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
Betty & Veronica #277 CVR B Variant: Brittney Williams
On Sale Date: 8/26
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

B&VComicsAnn#236BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #236
The BFFs are back with even more pages of fun! Veronica’s upset—her father plans on buying a robot for their mansion. Wait—what’s so bad about that?! Veronica’s convinced this new robot will cause nothing but turmoil in her family’s home, but Betty disagrees. Will this robot be a help or a hindrance? Find out in “Nice Advice1” the fun ALL-NEW lead story to this comics annual!

Script: George Gladir
Art: Bill Galvan, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 8/26
192-page, full color comic
$5.99 U.S.

B&VFriendsJumbo#245B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #245
It’s time for a double dose of fun with everyone’s favorite BFFs and their gal pals! The time has come for Ethel to have her moment in the spotlight—when she performs at a comedy club! Betty, Veronica and all of their friends have done all they could to support their friend Ethel—but will they still be laughing when they find out the target of her jokes? Find out in “Make ‘Em Laugh,” this hilarious BRAND NEW lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!

Script: Alex Simmons, Dan Parent
Art: Bill Galvan, Dan Parent
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 9/9
288-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

MM-VOL10---COVERMEGA MAN 10: LEGENDS OF THE BLUE BOMBER (TR)
Mega Man is back to make legendary new adventures in an all-new graphic novel! Before, you stood at the Blue Bomber’s side as he fought the impossible odds of Dr. Wily. This time, he’s bringing the fight to you! Join Dr. Wily’s latest team of Robot Masters and see through their eyes as they fight against Mega Man! Get a taste of what it’s like to be on the villains’ side, all while a sinister plot is brewing, leading up to one of the most climactic moments in Mega Man history! MEGA MAN VOL. 10 collects MEGA MAN #41-44.

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Powree, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
978-1-62738-944-0
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/16

Megaman#52 Megaman#52mosaicvar Megaman#52var1MEGA MAN #52
The ALL-NEW Sonic/Mega Man Crossover sequel comes to a chaotic close with “Worlds Unite” Part Twelve: The grand finale to “Worlds Unite” sees our super-powered heroes Sonic and Mega Man face off against the evil Sigma in his final, most lethal form! If that wasn’t enough, the Genesis Portal-ravaged reality is falling apart and time is running out to fix it! You don’t want to miss the stunning conclusion to the biggest crossover event of the year! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, SKIES OF ARCADIA, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, OKAMI, GHOSTS ‘N’ GOBLINS, ALEX KIDD and more! Featuring cover art from the legendary T.Rex, a special “SUPER-POWERED” variant by Reilly Brown and the final part of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Mega Man #52 CVR A Reg: T. Rex
Mega Man #52 CVR B Variant: Reilly Brown
Epic Poster Variant (pt 12 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 8/19
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S

SonicBoom#11 SonicBoom#11VarSONIC BOOM #11
Follow up after the “WORLDS UNITE” crossover with a BOOM in this EXPLOSIVE eleventh issue! “Eggman Gets a Gorilla”: When Dr. Eggman’s regular robotic enforcers just can’t cut the mustard, he hires some additional help! (Because, seriously, how hard is it to cut mustard?) Introducing the mighty, Kyle the Gorilla! Is he really the next APE wonder of the world?  Or will Sonic get yet another reason to point and laugh? You’ll be pointing and laughing too-but in a good way! Featuring cover art by rising star Diana Skelly plus a “BOOMTASTIC” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Script: Sam Sandak Freiberger
Art: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, John Workman and Matt Herms
Sonic Boom #11 CVR A Reg: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms
Sonic Boom #11 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 9/2
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Sonic#276 Sonic#276varSONIC THE HEDGEHOG #276
The BLUE BLUR IS BACK from the events of “WORLDS UNITE” and ready to save the world! In “Cold Hearted,” Sonic embarks on a quest through the arctic to find and recover the all-important Gaia Keys! Collecting them all is essential for fixing the shattered world. It’s a pretty chill mission until Egg Boss Tundra steps in to put the freeze on Sonic’s plans! Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman is “Back in Business” as he braves the unknown to find his most treasured killing machine Metal Sonic! Featuring cover art by newcomer Adam Bryce Thomas plus a “HERO” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Adam Bryce Thomas
Sonic the Hedgehog #276 CVR A Reg: Adam Bryce Thomas, Rick Bryant, Matt Herms
Sonic the Hedgehog #276 CVR B Variant: SEGA
On Sale Date: 9/9
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

SonicUniv#79 SonicUniv#79varSONIC UNIVERSE #79

SILVER THE HEDGEHOG RETURNS in an ALL-NEW adventure! Enter:”The Silver

Age”: Part One – Silver the Hedgehog’s future may no longer be a terrible burning ruin, but it certainly is far from safe!  Mystery and danger abounds as Silver is dragged into a dangerous conspiracy linked to the reality-warping menaces known as the Genesis Portals! Featuring cover art by Sonic comic extraordinaire Evan Stanley plus a “HERO” variant with art provided by SEGA!

Script: Evan Stanley

Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms

Sonic Universe #79 CVR A Reg: Evan Stanley

Sonic Universe #79 CVR B Variant: SEGA

On Sale Date: 8/26

32-page, full color comic

$3.99 U.S.

SU_VOL10_COVERSONIC UNIVERSE 10: SCRAMBLED (TR)
Move over, Sonic—it’s the villainous DR. EGGMAN’s time to shine! For years, Dr. Eggman’s runty underling, Snively, has been sneakily plotting to overthrow him. Now Snively enacts his grandest plan to take over the Eggman Empire—and this time, he might just succeed! It will take all of Dr. Eggman’s cruelty and cunning to maintain his position of power. Is he up to the task? Or will this be the mad scientist’s final defeat? All will be revealed in the egg-celent Sonic Universe vol. 10, collecting stories from Sonic Universe #37-40!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Steve Downer
Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Steve Downer
978-1-62738-938-9
$12.99/$14.99CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16″
TR
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/19

WOArchieComDig#52WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #52
It’s the last weekend of summer and Archie has every intention of making the most out of his final day of freedom before school starts! There’s just one problem… The List! Archie’s dad gave him a list of chores at the beginning of the summer that he swore would be done before school started. Well, he’s out of summer and not a single chore has even been started, so Archie’s not going anywhere until he clears that list! Will he complete his chores in time to still have some fun, or will his last day of vacation be a real summer bummer? Find out in “The Endless List of Summer!” the fun lead story to this comics double digest!

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 8/19
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

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